Category Archives: rant

Conditional Page Break in MS Word

Background For many years I have put up with using MS Word’s Insert | Break | Section Break (Odd Page) (now Layout | Breaks | Section Breaks | Odd Page in Word 2016) to force a page break when you want … Continue reading

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I Bought a MS Surface Book, so now I’m really P…d off with Apple

Because if Apple had kept up its history of innovation in Personal Computers, Apple Laptops would now be shipping with touch-screens and stylus pencils. Continue reading

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WordPress Changed their editor – and it sucks

Welcome to the keyhole. Trying to edit/create a blog post using WordPress just got harder (as if it wasn’t hard enough already!) When I go to create a page, the first thing you notice is that you have to edit … Continue reading

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Damn you Microsoft and your forced reboot! HOW DARE YOU!

I’ve just lost 30mins (at least) of work.  I was was in the middle of doing a complicated install of a virtual machine (I was installing FreeBSD on a QEMU virtual machine) and documenting each step.  All of a sudden, … Continue reading

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CCNA Certification Changes 2013 Summary

On 26 March 2013, Cisco announced new CCNA certifications.. Here is my interpretation of the changes. In a nutshell ICND1 is now considerably harder, absorbing much of the ICND2 content (IPv6, ACLs, VLANs and OSPF) while ICND2 seems to be … Continue reading

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Windows 8 Install – What a ridiculous product key

Not Happy. Since I have a Mac, I had to buy the System Builder version of Windows 8 to legally run it in a Virtual Machine. I don’t have a problem with that. What I do have a problem with … Continue reading

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Vodafone? no – Vodafail!

I know the Vodafail tag is an old joke, but for me it is a joke no longer. Twelve months ago I signed up for another two years with Vodafone, sucked in by promises of “our network will get better, … Continue reading

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